In response to American Christianity’s view of liberties as the reason in engaging in certain activities and pleasures, these are my pleads:
Jesus asked a profound question when He asked, “What can we give in exchange for our souls?” There, he elevates the value of the human soul, highlights its eternality, and questions what we do in this life to honor what we’ve been given.
Yet in American Christendom we are often content in settling for the lowest common denominator of Christian vitality and labeling it Christian liberty when the heavenly presence of Jesus is offered to us every day. I believe that we have mistaken liberties for foolishness when we fill our souls and delight our hearts with the nonsensical spiritual-perception-decaying entertainment of the world. We gaze upon earthly things and think it is freedom but miss out on the joy of beholding on the beauty of the Lord. Therefore, we lack the spiritual depth to be overcomers of life’s tribulations–because we are a people of “liberties”, but not a people of prayer.